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Photogrammetry: Jeremy Irons

Photogrammetry is a technique for generating a 3D image in digital space to use in motion graphics sequences. Capture may be by using a bank of arranged stills cameras with synchronised shutters which can then stitched together using specially developed software such as Metashape.

Recently directed lighting for shoot to photogrammetise Jeremy Irons for use in an animated sequence for Bath Spa University.

Secrets of British Animation

“Secrets of British Animation” aired on Sunday – it’s on iPlayer here:

Great film from Seb Barfield and John Das at Academy 7.  As well as meeting several greats of the animation world it was a privilege to shoot with Osbert Parker re-creating his working style for “Clothes” Find out mor eabout Osbert here

FS5 RAW upgrade

FS5 now upgraded with the Sony RAW license. The FS5 is able to export up to 4K as 12-bit Raw via SDI. This is a major improvement on the 4:2:0 8-bit which it records internally off-the-shelf. According to Alastair Chapman the results particularly recording to the new ProRes Raw codec are excellent.   Shoot in Paris last week coupled with Shogun Flame (can’t say project name) all working nicely. My kit hire page has details of my current shooting kit.

FS5 Kit now available


I am now available for hire with the new Sony FS5 which I am using with Canon lenses and Metabones adapters – please see kit page for details and rates of all my kit.

The FS5 is a great camera for small documentary and broadcast studio work,  and as perfect as nifty B-camera for bigger productions.  It produces a solid broadcast quality picture at 50MB/s with options for grading plus it has a cached high-speed ability retaining 10-bit 4:2:2 up to 240fps at 1080P.

High-end work, especially in the studio, is also possible by recording RAW to an external recorder.

New Kit Coming Soon!


When stock arrives in the UK I’ll be offering Sony FS5 – XAVC full HD 422 at 50mb/s for self produced jobs and lightweight documentary work.  Apparently there has been a production bottleneck caused by factory earthquake damage in Japan.

This camera is great for such a small package – for speedy doc work I particularly like the variable ND and the wifi monitoring.  Several reviews have mentioned how great these cameras are on battery life too.